JULY 2021

2 Charlie Parker With Strings 

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra     

Friday 20:30 (70’) 


Α tribute to the jazz legend Charlie Parker and specifically to his 1949-50 recordings for jazz quartet accompanied by a string section, oboe, harp and sometimes French horn, titled “Bird with strings”.


This legendary recording created a new vogue for jazz soloists to incorporate a string ensemble into their standard jazz section, a trend still in fashion in our days. Charlie Parker, also known as “Bird”, intended to play with strings as early as 1941 as he was always searching for new colours in his music-making.


The Charis Ioannou Quartet along with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra pay homage to this repertoire that sounds fascinating and colourful. 


The programme opens with the world premiere of the piece Modus Vivendi, in jazz fusion style, written by our own Robert Hovanesyan, 2nd violin tutti, and also talented composer with a special flair for jazz. Robert’s personal reflection in connection to this composition is that: “Life is unpredictable.  Everyone is looking for their own modus vivendi – way of living – in order to survive...”  


Robert Hovanesyan: Modus Vivendi for strings [World Premiere] 

Charlie Parker: Bird with strings 


Soloists: The Charis Ioannou Quartet I Conductor: Gerardo Estrada Martínez  


Tickets: €12, €7 (18-26 years, pensioners), €5 (under 18) 

4 - 5 tomosynthesis 

aRttitude dance company (Insite the Theatre) 

Sunday, Monday 20:30 (45’) 


Inspired by the way the machine of breast biopsy works (Selena Dimensions Mammography System), the performance will present a journey towards human thought and existence, poised between life and death.


Through a mosaic of movements, sounds and words, the performance will mirror the paradox of life, through fragmentations, layerings and contrasts. The performance contains nudity.


Concept/Choreography: Evi Panayiotou 

Assistant Choreographer: Andria Michailidou 

Dancers: Julia Anna Brendle, Elena Gabriel, Katerina Tylliridou 

Text: Maria A. Ioannou 

Art Direction: Alexis Vagianos 

Music: Tychonas Michailidis 

Video-Screenings: Yiangos Hadjiyiannis 

Costumes: Christos Othonos, Liene Kalpisa 

Photography: Pavlos Vrionides  

Video teaser: Fivos Vassiliou 

Tickets: € 8 /5 

6 Sol Aurorae 

16th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 

Tuesday 21:00 (75’) 


A concert presenting the first album of composer Vassilis Philippou, titled Sol Aurorae, inspired by the musical traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean region. Philippou’s contemporary modal music has its geographical roots in the wider Middle Eastern region. The album has received critical acclaim and positive reviews from Songlines and fRoots among others. 


Vassilis Philippou: voice, percussion, Michalis Kouloumis: violin, viola 

Giannis Koutis: oud, guitar, Meir Gassenbauer: ney, Marios Menelaou: double bass 

Tickets: € 5

Free entrance for musicians and students (Seat reservation essential)

7 The Magic Beans 

Rialto Summer Cinema  

Wednesday 21:00 (Cyprus 2015, 101’| Comedy) 


Four actors and an annoying friend eat beans while waiting for an acting teacher. The beans are magical and cause hallucinations: frustrations erupt, pulses quicken, rhythms shift.


Paranoia flirts with fate, and fortunes transform. 


Directed and written by: Theo Panayides 

Cast: Petros Yiorkadjis, Ioanna Kordatou, Andreas Koutsoumpas, Polyxeni Savva, Marios Mettis 


Tickets: € 8 

10 Cultural Cross Roads 

International Music Academy 

Saturday 20:30 (90’) 


The Cultural Cross Roads bring together young, enthusiastic and eager to learn musicians and uniting them with the dedication and passion of highly respected educators, all with their own impressive international careers. 


Passion - Classical Music - Master Classes by internationally known professors.  

For one week Limassol, will be filled with the sounds of classical music performed by young  

artists from all over Europe, to share and perform classical music. 


Partnership with Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation  

Bronze Supporter: Deloitte, Austrian Embassy, Ioannides Supermarkets 

Sponsored by: Limassol Municipality, Orange2fly 


Entrance free/ Tickets must be booked in advance 

12 Tropos Ensemble 

16th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 

Monday 21:00 (75’) 


A musical exploration across the yards of the Eastern Mediterranean region.


Beginning from our small island, TROPOS musical ensemble will present a selected repertoire of songs and melodies from Cyprus, the Aegean Islands, Asia Minor and Istanbul, as well as original compositions by Michalis Kouloumis. 


Michalis Kouloumis: violin, artistic direction, Petros Kouloumis: vocals, laouto, artistic direction 

Pieris Kakouros: violin, Yiannis Mathaiou: violin, Theofanis Theofanos: violin, Moses Papamoiseos: violin, Iordanis Menelaou: laouto, Alexandra Pambouka: oud, Anastasia Zakynthinou: oud, voice 

Stelios Stylianou: politiki lyra, Yiorgos Hadjipapas: clarinet, Moses Marcou: clarinet, flute 

Yiannis Hadjinikolaou: percussions, kaval 

Guest: Manos Stratis (double bass) and Kyriacos Markoullis (Lavta)


Tickets: € 5 

Free entrance for musicians and students (Seat reservation essential)

13 Three Perfect Daughters 

Rialto Summer Cinema  

Tuesday 21:00

(Italy 2020, 96’ | Comedy) +16  


Three friends are unhappy with their daughters’ romantic relationships. Three fathers trying to hinder the love affairs of their respective daughters. 


Directed by: Rolando Ravello 

Written by: Fabio Bonifacci, Manuel Burque  

Cast: Marco Giallini, Vincenzo Salemme, Giuseppe Battiston


Tickets: € 8 

14 Inquietudes of a quiet mind vol.3   

acapella solo loop (the band) 

16th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 

Wednesday 21:00 (75’) 


A performance-based on the new album by Dimitris Spyrou, having strong experimental and performative elements, incorporating poetry and prose.


A fusion of contemporary music genres (hip hop /reggae /sampling / beat making / traditional and folk music) combined with traditional instruments and basslines on a journey across Cyprus, Egypt, Africa and the present. 


Dimitris Spyrou: voice, lyrics, beats, sampling, Andreas Rodosthenous: electric bass, loops 

Theodoros Polykarpou: baglamas, tzouras, mandolin, vocals, Christina Polykarpou: lyra 


Tickets: € 5 

Free entrance for musicians and students (Seat reservation essential)

17 Percussion Workshop for kids 

Rodos Panayiotou

Saturday 10:00 – 11:30 

The Rialto Residency introduces a percussion workshop for children aged 6-12, led by Rodos Panayiotou and members of the Batukinio Percussion Band. 

Presenting authentic Brazilian percussion instruments, the workshop will offer a unique opportunity to children to get to know their special features, to listen, experiment with, improvise and experience the creative process. 

The participation is free / Seats must be booked in advance

19 Eleonora Roussou - Hara (Joy)   

16th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 

Monday 21:00 (75’) 


As suggested by the name "Hará" (Joy), the compositions and songs to be presented are inspired by human emotions: their capacity, their structure, their effectiveness.


My creative impetus is transparency, sharing and openness, consequently, these compositions are a moving amalgamation of life lived so far. 


Eleonora Roussou: flute, voice, Elias Ioannou: trumpet, Giannis Koutis: oud, guitar, mandolin  

Odysseas Toumazou: guitars, Christos Yerolatsitis: piano, Andreas Rodosthenous: bass, fretless bass, Stelios Xydias: drums 


Tickets: € 5 

Free entrance for musicians and students (Seat reservation essential)

21/7 Small Crime  

Rialto Summer Cinema  

Wednesday 21:00(Cyprus, Greece 2008’, 84’ | Comedy)


Leonidas, a young, ambitious police officer, is assigned to a remote island in the Aegean Sea.

He dreams of solving important crimes, but there are few to be found in the sleepy beach. 


Directed, written by: Christos Georgiou 

Cast: Aris Servetalis, Vicky Papadopoulou, Rania Economidou, Antonis Katsaris 


Tickets: € 8 

27 Chunky Funky  

16th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 

Tuesday 21:00 (75’) 


The band aims at involving the audience in the concert, not only as spectators, but also in the creative process of a live performance. A song called The Game gives the chance to the audience to get “their hands dirty”, perform with the band on stage and control the music. Words that describe the performance: danceable, uplifting, groovy and fun for all ages.  


George Morfitis: conductor, keys, percussion, Elias Ioannou: trumpet 

Harris Ioannou: tenor, baritone saxophone, Christos Zenios: tenor, baritone saxophone 

Andreas Pantelis: keys, Ermis Michael: guitar, Rodrigo Caceres: electric bass 

Andreas Stefanou: drums, Rhodos Panagiotou: percussion 


Tickets: € 5 

Free entrance for musicians and students (Seat reservation essential)

28 My Masterpiece  

Rialto Summer Cinema  

Wednesday 21:00 (Argentina 2018, 100’|Comedy) 


Arturo is an unscrupulous art dealer and Renzo his socially-awkward painter and longtime friend. Willing to risk it all, they develop an extreme and ludicrous plan to save themselves. 


Directed by: Gastón Duprat 

Written by: Andrés Duprat, Gastón Duprat 

Cast: Andrea Acatto, Lucas Aranda, Raúl Arévalo 


Tickets: € 8 

29 Amalgamation Project

16th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 

Thursday 21:00 (75’) 


A musical journey balancing between fresh Mediterranean sounds, melodies of the Balkan Mountains and the diverse sonic flavours of polyphony. The band will perform cover versions of traditional songs, an amalgamation of the East and the West, as well as its own original compositions. The performance also features short stories and poems inspired by the women of Cyprus and of other Mediterranean countries. 


Vasiliki Anastasiou: voice, research, compositions 

Ermis Michael: guitar, arrangements, compositions, Michalis Kouloumis: violin,  

Rhodos Panagiotou: percussion, Andreas Rodosthenous: bass 


Amalgamation Choir: Argyro Christodoulou, Myrto Aristeidou, Christina Antoniadou, Christina Papamichael, Annita Konstantinou


Tickets: € 5

Free entrance for musicians and students (Seat reservation essential)